The “Thingness” of Light
How does a museum pay tribute to James Turrell, an artist whose medium is light and whose works in progress include an entire crater in Arizona? By celebrating that expansive vision through coordinated, yet unique, exhibitions across three separate museums. This summer, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Guggenheim in New York, will launch exhibitions that include site-specific immersive environments highlighting Turrell’s career investigation of the “thingness” of light.
Co-organizer of the Guggenheim exhibition, Nat Trotman, says of Turrell’s new commission for the rotunda of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed museum:
“You normally look across the ramps and don’t think about this volume that is the center of the museum. That is crystallized and solidified. It’s really about a dialogue between Wright and Turrell.”
Read more about the upcoming James Turrell exhibitions in the New York Times article “A Tribute for Turning Light Into Art”